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Parliamentarians Call For Ban On Chinese Surveillance Firms

Cross-party group of MPs and Lords calls for ban on widely used Hikvision and Dahua surveillance tech in UK over…

3 days ago

Tech Giants Defend Record Against Online Scams

Amazon, eBay, Facebook and Google respond to MPs over their role in facilitating online scams, as fraud activity skyrockets during…

8 months ago

MPs Face Legal Challenge Over Disappearing Messages

Legal challenge seeks to ban ministers from using disappearing messages on apps such as WhatsApp and Signal over transparency fears

1 year ago

Germany Issues Arrest Warrant For Russian Hacker Of Bundestag

GRU Officer Dmitry Badin, who is also wanted in the US for hacking Hillary Clinton's emails, is now wanted by…

2 years ago

Boris Johnson Defeats MP Rebellion Over Hauwei Decision

Parliamentary rebellion from a number of Tory MPs over Government decision to allow Huawei limited role in 5G networks has…

2 years ago

Government’s Huawei Decision Faces Parliamentary Inquiry

Commons defence committee now plans to review government's decision to allow Huawei a 5G role, as Conservative rebels seek a…

2 years ago

MPs: No Technical Grounds For Huawei Ban

Committee finds Chinese gear could be safely allowed in some areas of 5G networks, but says there may be 'geopolitical…

3 years ago

NHS Laptop, Mobile Theft Rises Dramatically

Rise in theft of tech from the NHS has prompted warning about cyber risk to patient data

3 years ago

MPs Call For Tax On Social Media Companies

Parliament group calls for regulations to tackle harmful social effects of 'Wild West' online environment, in the latest sign of…

3 years ago

Australian Politicians Hacked By ‘Sophisticated State Actor’

Cyber whodunnit after Prime Minister warns of 'nation state hack' of Australian political parties and parliament

3 years ago

Parliament May Release Seized Facebook Documents Next Week

MP Damian Collins said the internal documents are to be released once they have been stripped of personal information, amidst…

4 years ago

Facebook Documents Seized By British Parliament

Playing hardball. MPs use rare parliamentary powers to seize documents after Zuckerberg refuses to testify

4 years ago

Parliament Finds UK ‘Ill-Prepared’ For Critical Infrastructure Cyber-Threat

Government should appoint a cabinet-level cyber-security minister to take leadership instead of relying on ineffective market forces, report finds

4 years ago

British, Canadian Parliaments Join Forces To Put Pressure On Zuckerberg

The two parliaments are to hold a joint session on misinformation at the end of November, and are eager for…

4 years ago

Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Nix Grilled By MPs

Alexander Nix admits obtaining Facebook data from Cambridge researcher in testy exchanges with MPs

4 years ago

Parliament Says Facebook Answers Not Good Enough

Facebook reveals it tracked users with more than 10 million social plug-ins on third-party sites

4 years ago

Facebook To Clearly Label Political Ads

Pledge comes as social network's tech boss is grilled by committee of British MPs

4 years ago

MPs: A Year After WannaCry, NHS Must Take ‘Urgent’ Security Action

The NHS and the government have failed to act on lessons learned from the incident, Public Accounts Committee says

4 years ago

Parliament Publishes Interviews Linking Cambridge Analytica To Leave.EU

Interview transcripts indicate Leave.EU benefited from Cambridge Analytica's work, parliamentary committee says

4 years ago

GCHQ Head: Cyber Threats Now As Dangerous As Spying

GCHQ must become a cyber organisation and make the protection of the 'digital homeland' part of its core mission, Jeremy…

5 years ago

Scottish Parliament Confirms Brute Force Cybersecurity Incident

IT systems at Scottish Parliament suffers similar cyber-attack to recent Westminster assault

5 years ago

Scammers ‘Telephoning MPs To Obtain Passwords’

Following the attack on Parliament's network two weeks ago MPs were targeted by scam callers in an effort to obtain…

5 years ago

Government Wants Power To Demand Tech Giants Release Encrypted Data

The Technical Capability Notices are to be submitted to ministers for approval

5 years ago

Emergency Services Network Delay Could See Service ‘Turned Off’

The latest ESN delay takes its planned implementation six months beyond the expected obsolescence of the current network

5 years ago

Government Blames Brexit For Digital Strategy Delay

The government said it is working with digital sectors to be able to represent their interests following the EU vote

5 years ago

MPs Tell BT To Up Broadband Investment Or Face Openreach Separation

DCMS select committee says BT is not spending enough on broadband infrastructure and Openreach service levels are suffering

6 years ago

MPs: Draft Investigatory Powers Bill ‘Confusing’

The bill needs further refinements to avoid placing a disproportionate burden on the tech sector, according to a House of…

6 years ago

German Parliament Hack Is Still Gathering Data

A cyber-attack on German parliament computers a month ago is reportedly still active and stealing data

7 years ago

Francis Maude To Step Down At Next Election

Government IT leader will leave post as MP for Horsham at the next election

7 years ago

Houses Of Parliament Network Hit By Series Of IT Outages

A move to Microsoft's Office 365 cloud suite is disrupted when an expansion of Parliamentary IT networks was botched by…

8 years ago